silence

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1 silence /ˈsaɪləns/ noun
plural silences
1 silence
/ˈsaɪləns/
noun
plural silences
Learner's definition of SILENCE
[noncount] : a lack of sound or noise : quiet
: a situation, state, or period of time in which people do not talk
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[count]
: a situation or state in which someone does not talk about or answer questions about something
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[singular]
see also conspiracy of silence

deafening silence

see deafening

silence is golden

used to say that it is often better to remain silent than to speak
2 silence /ˈsaɪləns/ verb
silences; silenced; silencing
2 silence
/ˈsaɪləns/
verb
silences; silenced; silencing
Learner's definition of SILENCE
[+ object]
: to cause (someone or something) to stop speaking or making noise : to cause (someone or something) to become silent
: to stop (someone) from expressing opinions that are opposed to your own or from telling people about bad things that you have done
: to stop (something) from being expressed or revealed : suppress
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